Why am I fatigued?
I get this question constantly in my clinic. If you google this question, you will get various recommendations like take vitamins, take adaptogens, etc. These are good general advises but they are not specific to you. Any chronic disease is a result of numerous imbalances. What works for one person, may not work, or may harm the other. Some approaches may cause temporary relief, like a band-aid, but the problem commonly comes back and “brings a friend” – an additional health issue.
The five causes of disease:
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Stressors: Physical/Emotional/Environmental
Each person has their own combination of each of these five variables. YOU ARE UNIQUE.
When you go to another doctor, they will prescribe you with what they use for “this particular problem”. Fatigue – here is Ashwagandha and a high dose of Vitamin B6. Memory loss – Aricept and Vitamin B12. If it works for 60% of the population, then there is a good chance it will work for you; or not.
So, we should approach each patient with learning his / her unique story and understand what role those 5 factors play.
In order to address those crucial 5 factors, we should address:
During the evaluation, I will run multiple advanced tests that one cannot get through regular physician or many functional doctors. Most of those test require specialized training in interpretation of the results, which I will be able to provide. Based on the story and those results, I will you help to define the problem in solvable terms. We will be able to go step by step in improving environmental issues, correction of lifestyle, mindset and nutrition. I use a framework called the Balance Protocol. Using this framework, we address the right things in the right order. Correct order of correction is crucial for success. Many functional doctors jump to detoxification first, which commonly causes patient to crush. Using this protocol, we will be able to avoid those pitfalls.
Only correction of the all of the above factors will lead to restoration of health, vitality, and resolution of chronic disease.